Definitions

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  • n. A maker of perukes or wigs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A maker of perukes or wigs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A wig-maker.

Etymologies

French (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Conduit Street, Tailors; and Mr. Eglantine, the celebrated perruquier and perfumer of Bond Street, whose soaps, razors, and patent ventilating scalps are know throughout Europe.

    Mens Wives

  • At his first arrival he finds it necessary to send for the taylor, perruquier, hatter, shoemaker, and every other tradesman concerned in the equipment of the human body.

    Travels through France and Italy

  • We have seen him sneering and leering as he made his way round a drawing-room at an evening party, and bowing like a French perruquier to some absurd fool of a foreigner; and we have seen him, a minute after, holding up his head and cocking his chin in defiance, if an English voice approached.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, Number 361, November, 1845.

  • He had been to see the costumer, perruquier, leader of orchestra, etc., and enjoined each of them to be on hand early.

    A Pirate of Parts

  • Most likely he would have adopted this course in the end, had his will and his self-regard been stronger; but neither, it seems, was proof against the blandishments of the match-making perruquier.

    Story-Lives of Great Musicians

  • Mr. Rohscheimer mentioned later to Mr. Murray that in this man he had recognised, beyond any shadow of doubt, a perruquier whose name is

    The Sins of Séverac Bablon

  • The perruquier in the town that dressed me this morning tells me that everybody is determined to pay no taxes; that the soldiers will never fire on the people; but if they should, it is better to be shot, than starved.

    The World's Greatest Books — Volume 19 — Travel and Adventure

  • There was little light in the street, but the glow from the window of a Court perruquier was sufficient to reveal the features.

    The Path of the King

  • It was Sunday morning, and Tom was making his way, towards the hour of noon, to the house of the perruquier, which he had quitted some four days past, with no intention of so long an absence.

    Tom Tufton's Travels

  • Valet and perruquier followed the retreating guests, and Lord Claud drew a breath of relief.

    Tom Tufton's Travels

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  • A marker???
    A marker of perukes or wigs.

    October 10, 2011

  • Yes! And the one from "Myths and Marvels of Astronomy."

    August 5, 2011

  • Especially the one from "Story-Lives of Great Musicians".

    August 5, 2011

  • I love the examples for this.

    August 5, 2011

  • A wig-maker.

    April 6, 2008